March 6, 2017

Seeds:

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Rankings:

1 Kansas 17 Cincinnati 33 Dayton 51 Princeton
2 Villanova 18 Notre Dame 34 Wichita St 52 Vermont
3 Gonzaga 19 W Virginia 35 Marquette 53 Akron
4 N Carolina 20 Minnesota 36 Michigan 54 ETSU
5 UCLA 21 Creighton 37 Xavier 55 Fla Gulf Coast
6 Louisville 22 Maryland 38 USC 56 Bucknell
7 Kentucky 23 Miami 39 Seton Hall 57 Winthrop
8 Baylor 24 Wisconsin 40 VCU 58 Cal Baker
9 Oregon 25 Iowa St 41 Arkansas 59 S Dakota
10 Arizona 26 St. Mary’s 42 Providence 60 Texas So
11 Duke 27 S Carolina 43 Syracuse 61 Iona
12 Florida 28 Va Tech 44 Kansas St 62 N Kentucky
13 Florida St 29 SMU 45 Wake Forest 63 North Dakota
14 Purdue 30 Oklahoma St 46 Vanderbilt 64 UC Irvine
15 Virginia 31 Michigan St 47 Mid Ten 65 NC Central
16 Butler 32 Northwestern 48 Nevada 66 Jacksonville St
49 UNC-Wilm 67 Mt St Mary’s
50 UT-Arlington 68 New Orleans

Notes:

  1. Four teams are dancing: Wichita St, Jacksonville St, Winthrop, and Fla Gulf Coast. Jacksonville St is almost certainly a 16 seed and probably headed to Dayton. Shockers are probably in the 7-10 seed range, but their resume is just really thin. Their ratings are good, but they have just 2 top 100 wins.  Winthrop will be 14 or 15 seed and FGC a 13 or 14 seed.
  2. Belmont, Valpo, Oakland, UNC-Asheville, and Monmouth were all claimed by madness.
  3. Bubble winners: Syracuse, Kansas St, Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt
  4. Bubble losers: Illinois St, California, Illinois
  5. Redbirds have an uncomfortably long wait until Sunday. I don’t think they’ll get in. They’re 2-3 against the top 100 and have two losses to 100+. Their RPI is great, but I just don’t think that’ll be good enough this time.
  6. Kansas has the inside track on #1 overall seed, though if they lose and Nova wins out I think it will go to the defending champs. Kansas and Nova are 1 seed locks. I think Gonzaga is a safe 1 seed as well, with the fourth going to UNC, UCLA, Louisville, or Kentucky. Kansas will be in KC, guaranteed. Nova in New York guaranteed. Gonzaga will get San Jose, and UNC (probably) Memphis.
  7. Safely in: All teams Providence and above
  8. Sweating it out: Syracuse, Kansas St, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Illinois, California, Illinois St, Rhode Island, Iowa

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